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Fact sheet

On-farm power generation solar photovoltaics

Publication date: 18 September 2016

This fact sheet describes solar PV as one of the key options for on-site power generation, and is already widely used by Australian farmers and growers, especially in the sun-rich states. Whilst solar PV currently contributes a small proportion of global electricity generation, there has been remarkable growth in its installed capacity and power generated over the ten or so years to 2014, due largely to rapid evolution in PV technology, significant reductions in cost, and substantial subsidies that renewables have attracted.

It was produced as part of the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund project On-farm power generation - options for vegetable growers (VG13051)

 

On-farm power generation Solar photovoltaics
This fact sheet describes solar PV as one of the key options for on-site power generation, and is already widely used by Australian farmers and growers, especially in the sun-rich states.